Journal writing provides a nonthreatening way to explore different thoughts, ideas, and topics without being concerned about an audience or a presentation. The process of writing can facilitate reflection and allow you to express your feelings regarding your educational experiences, as well as clarify your thinking.
Write about the following in your journal:
- Explain the life course theory of aging, and provide specific examples of the powerful connection between individual lives and how historical events and the socioeconomic context impact people’s lives.
- Explain the impacts in using this theory when researchers study gerontology.
- What major experiential differences between older generations and younger generations did you find?
Your journal entry should be 250 to 400 words long. No outside research is expected and, therefore, no references are needed.